There are no cabs or PU's (public utility) in Tacloban. The means of transpo within the city is either jeepney or tricycle. Minimum jeepney fare is P8/pax and P5/pax for tricycle.
However for convenience in sight-seeing, it is better to rent a vehicle. The cost of renting a car for the city tour is a bit prohibitive by our budget standard - about P700 for the first 2 hours and P300 for every hour thereafter.
Hence we contracted a trike driver who took us to around 5-6 sites. We paid him P100 including waiting time and he even accompanied us to the souvenir store.
Tacloban has a spacious transpo terminal where all buses, jeepneys, and vans bound for other Leyte towns as well as to towns in its neighboring province of Samar converge. The terminal is located next to the big public market. There are "barkers" within the terminal who can direct you to where you can find the appropriate vehicle to take.
When Cebu Pacific offered a P1++ promo in March 2006, I immediately booked a flight to Tacloban. Round-trip airfare including other charges amounted to P1631.84. Really a lot of savings!
CebuPac has 2 daily flights between Manila and Tacloban - one in the morning and one in the afternoon.
In order to maximize my overnight stay, I left Manila at 5:10am and return on the 4:45pm flight the next day. The schedule gave me more than 1.5 days to explore the city and its surrounding towns including Samar.
Going to Tacloban is fastest by air plane from Manila. Busses are also going all the way from the Philtranco Terminal. Check availabitlity of seats in both directions about a day before you want to depart.
Nevertheless, those who have plenty of time, can even drive by car from Manila to Tacloban City along the Philippine National Highway using one of the most impressive and beautiful bridges in Asia, which connects like an S-shaped worm the islands of Samar and Leyte
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